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Here’s The Game Critics Awards 2016 Nominations

Wondering which games were nominated as the best playable games at this year’s E3 event in Los Angeles? Well, The Game Critics Awards 2016 nominees have been announced! Nintendo only had one playable game at the show which was the stunning Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Link’s adventure scored 3 nominations in the Best of Show, Best Console Game, and Best Action/Adventure Game categories. There’s some stiff competition on the list but the winners will be revealed on Tuesday 5th July 2016.

Best of Show

  • Battlefield 1, EA
  • Dishonored 2, Bethesda
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn, Sony
  • Sea of Thieves, Microsoft Studios
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nintendo
  • Titanfall 2, EA

Best Original Game

  • Abzu, 505 Games
  • Detroit: Become Human, Sony
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn, Sony
  • Sea of Thieves, Microsoft Studios
  • We Happy Few, Compulsion Games

Best Console Game

  • Battlefield 1, EA
  • Dishonored 2, Bethesda
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn, Sony
  • The Last Guardian, Sony
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nintendo

Best PC Game

  • Battlefield 1, Bethesda
  • Civilization VI, 2K Games
  • Dishonored 2, Bethesda
  • Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, CD Projekt Red
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III, SEGA

Best VR Game

  • Batman: Arkham VR, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Resident Evil VII, Capcom
  • Star Trek: Bridge Crew, Ubisoft
  • The Unspoken, Oculus Studio
  • Wilson’s Heart, Oculus Studio

Best Hardware

  • Oculus Touch, Oculus VR
  • PlayStation VR, Sony
  • Xbox One S, Microsoft

Best Action Game

  • Battlefield 1, EA
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Activision
  • Gears of War 4, Microsoft Studios
  • Lawbreakers, Nexon
  • Titanfall 2, EA

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Dishonored 2, Bethesda
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn, Sony
  • Mafia III, 2K Games
  • The Last Guardian, Sony
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nintendo

Best RPG

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Square Enix
  • Final Fantasy XV, Square Enix
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Ubisoft
  • Tyrrany, Paradox

Best Fighting Game

    Absolver, Devolver

  • Injustice 2, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Tekken 7, Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • The King of Fighters XIV, ATLUS

Best Racing Game

  • Forza Horizon 3, Microsoft Studios
  • F1 2016, Codemasters
  • Gran Turismo Sport, Sony

Best Sports Game

  • FIFA 17, EA
  • Madden NFL 17, EA
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2017, Konami
  • Steep, Ubisoft

Best Strategy Game

  • Civilization VI, 2K Games
  • Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, CD Projekt Red
  • Halo Wars 2, Microsoft Studios
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III, SEGA

Best Family Game

  • LEGO Dimensions, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Skylanders: Imaginators, Activision

Best Online Multiplayer

  • Absolver, Devolver
  • Battlefield 1, EA
  • Lawbreakers, Nexon
  • Sea of Thieves, Microsoft Studios
  • Titanfall 2, EA

Best Independent Game

  • Absolver, Devolver
  • Abzu, 505 Games
  • Cuphead, Studio MDHR
  • Inside, Playdead
  • We Happy Few, Compulsion Games

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38 comments

  1. Would have liked to see Yooka-Laylee being nominated for best independent game… oh well, let’s hope Zelda does great.

        1. I watched 20 minutes of Zelda and nothing else haha. So I have almost no idea what was at E3. Sickr, if you’re reading this, or anyone else, perhaps you can answer this for us?

            1. No, it was atually part of the XBOX conference. It was part of the whole Xbox ID program. It only got about 5 seconds of screen time, but it was there.

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                    1. Thats nice and all. But giving the game 5 seconds is better than nothing. (I feel lile inafune now) 😐

  2. Pfft, Xbox one S for best hardware. “Oh wow it’s a small white box that loads games 2 seconds faster gosh that’s amazing.”

  3. I don’t think most of these are even nominees, as some categories didn’t even have enough games to fill up the list so they just put the only ones they had lol

    1. Best Strategy game? Might as well put Zelda into the sports game category, if you think it deserves a spot among the strategy nominees.
      Also, “action game” seems to be the equivalent for shooters in this case, Zelda is nominated for best action/adventure.

      1. Oh, I know, and seeing those commemorative Zelda coins, shirts and other swag made it even harder to not be there. Just to have been able to see the booth itself, with the statues of Link fighting a guardian, would’ve been awesome. :) It’s a good time to be a Zelda fan.

  4. I hope they put these lists backwards. If Zelda isn’t in your top 3 game series then you’re a cuck. Bethesda, more like King ( creators of Candy Crush ) for boys! Nah nah just kidding. But seriously most of these games on the list looks like generic mainstream shit.

  5. The Legend Of Zelda: BOTW was clearly the best game at E3, and the only one even worth talking about. The only other games I know of that was interesting (but only shown in trailers) was Paper Mario: Color Splash and that one PS4 (or both PS4 and Xbone) game called…..what was it? Uh….Days Gone? Something like that.

  6. Why isn’t Zelda there in the best racing category? Horseback racing anyone? Puzzle? We all know Zelda is puzzle filled. PC? Doesn’t that stand for Pot Crashing? If it does then Zelda should be there also. Family? Sure Link comes from SOMEWHERE…. Hardware?…. The sheikan tablet anyone? Independent, link has no mother to cook for him so yeah, he is independent enough to cook himself. Sport? Isn’t hunting a type of sport? Or how about archery? VR? He is a Virtual boy, in a virtual wo-o-orld…

  7. If Breath of the Wild does not win at least one of these, I will honestly have to call bullshit on this entire awards thing.

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